United Nations

Biden’s abstention

Featured image We’ve traced the drift of President Biden and his team away from Israel toward the side of Hamas in the current war. You might say they’re selling Israel out, but it’s not clear what they’re getting in return. You might say they don’t know what they’re doing, but one fears that they do. They seek the survival of Hamas as Israel seeks to complete its campaign to eliminate it as »

When Dag and Kurt Met Idi

Featured image Employees of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, participated in the October 7 attack on Israel, raping, torturing and murdering Jews in tandem with Hamas jihadists and taking Israelis and Americans hostage. Such deadly collaboration should come as no surprise. As Paul Johnson showed in his masterful Modern Times, the United Nations has always been hostile to the West in general and the USA and Israel in particular. “The »

Getting to know UNRWA

Featured image Israel’s war on Hamas has had several side effects. One such is the exposure of UNRWA a functional arm of Hamas. As Michael Rubin puts it: The rot surrounding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East keeps accumulating. Not only did the UNRWA allow Hamas command posts under local hospitals and the UNRWA’s own headquarters, but UNRWA employees hid weaponry in their homes »

Giving Rational Ignorance a Bad Name

Featured image More evidence that the Biden Administration is largely staffed by morons and ignoramuses. A couple days ago I drew a contrast between the late UN Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Biden’s UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who gives Kamala Harris a run for her money in the word-salad platitudes sweepstakes. Thomas-Greenfield outdid herself when, after the Algerian cease-fire resolution was defeated a few days ago, she concluded her statement as follows: »

When Democrats Actually Defended Israel Without Reservation

Featured image I’ll have more to say very shortly about the UN Security Council resolution dance that Scott wrote about this morning, as I agree that it looks like Biden is positioning himself to turn on Israel at a moment’s notice. For the moment, I want to note the contrast between Biden’s UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career foreign service officer who was likely picked for the post for the obvious reason, »

This just in: Under UNRWA

Featured image The Times of Israel has sent out an alert on this breaking news story by Emanuel Fabian: “Directly beneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters, IDF uncovers top secret Hamas data center.” Subhead: “Subterranean facility for terror group’s intelligence needs, beneath UN complex in upscale Rimal neighborhood, discovered after interrogations of Palestinian prisoners.” Datelined Gaza City, the story opens this way: Beneath the Gaza Strip headquarters of the controversial United Nations agency for »

UNRWA: Israel’s dossier

Featured image Drawing on signals intelligence, interrogations of Hamas terrorists, and documents recovered in Gaza, the government of Israel has compiled a dossier of findings that establish UNRWA’s partnership with Hamas promoting terrorism. The Washington Free Beacon has posted it on Scribd along with its accompanying story. I have embedded it at the bottom. Following a briefing of American officials that included the dossier, the Biden administration temporarily suspended funding to UNRWA. »

UNRWA unwrapped

Featured image Rich Goldberg is senior adviser with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He previously served as the Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House National Security Council. He has also worked on Capitol Hill on a wide range of national security issues. His FDD bio is here. When it comes to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East »

UNRWA & Hamas: The perfect affair

Featured image Dan Senor devotes the current edition of his Call Me Back Podcast to a timely discussion of UNRWA’s collaboration with Hamas. Senor calls on the Times of Israel’s Haviv Rettig Gur to explain what this requited love affair is all about. I have posted the podcast below. The show notes link to the UN Watch report “UNRWA Hate Starts Here: How UNRWA Teachers Indoctrinate Palestinian Children and Promote Terrorism and »

U.S. Out of U.N.

Featured image Those who pay attention have known for years that UNRWA–the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency–is nothing but an arm of Hamas. UNRWA has, in large part, run the schools where Gazan children are taught to hate Jews. UNRWA, like the Palestinian “stringers” used by the major wire services, has long run interference for Hamas and other terrorists. See current “Picks” by Brendan O’Neill and the Times of Israel for »

They’re Coming For Your Beef

Featured image You’re not paranoid. The global ruling class really does want to stop you from eating beef. And pork. And chicken. From Climate Depot: The world’s most-developed nations will be told to curb their excessive appetite for meat as part of the first comprehensive plan to bring the global agrifood industry into line with the Paris climate agreement. The global food systems’ road map to 1.5C is expected to be published »

Unmaking of the UN

Featured image Cliff May is founder and president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and a columnist for the Washington Times. He is a veteran reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor for the New York Times and other publications. Cliff’s current column is “The unmaking of the United Nations” (at FDD, where it is posted with links). Cliff has kindly given us his permission to post his column on Power Line. »

Thought for the day

Featured image Saul Bellow wrote To Jerusalem and Back after a visit of several months’ duration in 1975. Published in 1976 and still in print, it is full of observations that remain on point as Israel fights for its survival today. This passage is from pages 135-136 of the original hard cover edition: The 1973 war badly damaged their [i.e., the Israelis’] confidence. The Egyptians crossed the Suez Canal. Suddenly the abyss »

The U.N.: What Is It Good For?

Featured image In the three weeks that have gone by since the Gazan massacre of October 7, the United Nations Security Council has not been able to adopt a single resolution relating to the massacre or the resulting war: For weeks, the Security Council has been riven by divisions over the war and its impact, rejecting four draft resolutions about the conflict. Some texts were blocked by the United States, a close »

Journalists For Mass Murder and Gang Rape

Featured image Britain’s BBC has taken flak for refusing to call Hamas’s fighters “terrorists.” The network’s management has stood fast on this point, arguing that to stigmatize Hamas as terrorists would constitute taking sides in the conflict, and the BBC is staunchly neutral. But that mildly pro-Hamas stance is nowhere near enough for many of the BBC’s employees. The Times of London offers a frightening glimpse into the mentality of many young »

Live from Tel Aviv

Featured image IDF Lt. Col. (reserve) Jonathan Conricus is a spokesman for the IDF. He has been working overtime since Hamas attacked Israel and commenced its campaign of atrocities on October 7 and has now posted a sixth daily update on the ensuing war (below). I hope to post these updates so long as they remain of interest. As I have observed before, the IDF generally continues to be a more reliable »

Reading the UNGA tea leaves

Featured image Clifford D. May is founder and president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and a columnist for the Washington Times. He is a veteran reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor for the New York Times and other publications. Cliff’s most recent column is “Reading the UNGA tea leaves” (at FDD, where it is posted with links). Cliff has kindly given us his permission to post his column on Power »